The Little Death of Self: Marianne Boruch

  • When Mon 31 Jul 2017, 12:15–1:15pm
  • Where
    Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost Free event

American poet Marianne Boruch notes that ‘Both poetry and the essay come from the same impulse—to think about something and at the same time, see it closely, carefully, and enact it.’

A recent poetry collection Cadaver, Speak, sees her in the dissection room considering the ravages and resilience of the body, and in her new essay collection The Little Death of Self, Boruch’s restless curiosity ranges across science, music, medicine and art, asking questions such as ‘Why does the self grow smaller as the poem grows enormous?’

She is joined by poetry and creative non-fiction convenor Chris Price to explore how her poetry and essays approach the big topics of love, death, and human knowledge. 

Please note that no food may be taken onto Te Marae.

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